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Collection African-American Band Music & Recordings, 1883-1923

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  • Red, red rose

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. | "with Orchestra" (Content). Vic 38085-A Issued in late 1909 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Cook, Will Marion - Rogers, [Alex] - Clough, Arthur and Haydn Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1909
  • Mame, or the mountain maid

    Instrumental parts | 24 p., 91/2 x 6 1/2 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st and 2nd B-flat clarinets, trombone, drums, B-flat cornets, horns in F. (Content). Copyright MCMIV by Walter Jacobs Boston Mass. (Copyright). 12 pages blank. "Song Orchestration", no voice part included. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Walter Jacobs - Smith, Chris - Bowman - Hildreth, R.E.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1904
  • Run brudder possum run : A Negro warning

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 4172 -1 Recorded in late 1909. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - [Cole, Robert] - Collins, [Arthur] and Harlan, [Byron G.]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1909
  • Love will find a way

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Introducing: In Honey Suckle Time" (Content). Mx: 020655 A -3 Recorded c. August 29, 1921. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Pathe - Sissle, [Noble] - Blake, [Eubie] - The Seven Black Dots
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • It's the same old town

    Instrumental parts | 34 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd E-flat horns (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat horns (2), trombones (2), B-flat tenors (2), bassoons, oboes, 1st B-flat cornet, E-flat clarinet, B-flat soprano saxophone, E-flat alto saxophone, B-flat tenor saxophone, E-flat baritone saxophone, E-flat cornet, B-flat basses, ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Gilbert, L. Wolfe - Smith, Chris - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1915
  • Hot chocolate rag

    Instrumental parts | 28 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in A, 1st cornet in A, 2nd cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMIX by Jos. W. Stern & Co. (Copyright). Printed on the reverse pages of and shelved with "Gladiolus Rag" by Scott Joplin. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Jos W. Stern & Co. - Franklin, Malvin - Lange, Arthur - Recker, Robert
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1909

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  • Morning noon & night

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet in A, cornet in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1905 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 blank pages Publisher address: 1241-51 Broadway N.Y. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Brymn, J. Tim - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • My Dahomian queen

    Instrumental parts | 20 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, B-flat clarinet, trombone, drums, B-flat cornet. (Content). Copyright MCMV by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). 9 blank pages. "Vocal Orch." No vocal part provided. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - Hill, J. Leubrie
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905

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  • In the baggage coach ahead

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, vertical cut, mono. ; 10 in. | "Singing, Violin and Guitar" (Content). Mx: 10315 -C -3 -2 Recorded on April 13, 1925. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - Davis, Gussie L. - Dalhart, Vernon and Co.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1925
  • Gypsy blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Fox-Trot" (Content). Mx: 7666 -B Recorded in October, 1921. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Gennett - Sissle, [Noble] - Blake, [Eubie] - Ladd's Black Aces
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1921
  • If you love your baby, make the goo-goo eyes

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Zonophone Record. National Gram-O-Phone Corp." (Content). Issued c. early 1907 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: National Gram O Phone Corp - Williams, Bert - Walker, George - Zonophone Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1907
  • Cynthia (a Cuban seranade)

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet in B-flat, cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1906 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 pages blank. Publisher's address: 1241 B'Way, New York. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Smith, Chris - Johnson, Billy - Carle, William J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1906
  • In Dahomey

    Instrumental parts | 38 p., 11 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st and 2nd violins, viola, cello, bass, flute or piccolo, 1st & 2nd clarinets in A, oboe, bassoon, horns in D, 1st and 2nd cornets in A, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1903 by Sol Bloom, New York & Chicago. (Copyright). 17 blank pages. "Characteristic March & Cake Walk." Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Sol Bloom - Johns, Al - Saddler, Frank
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1903

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  • Morning, noon and night

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 9 in. | [no matrix or take information] Isuued in 1903. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Zonophone - Zonophone Concert Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1903
  • Call of the woods : Valse descriptive

    Instrumental parts | 136 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), piccolo in D-flat, flute, oboes, bassoons, E-flat clarinet, 1st B-flat clarinet (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat clarinets (2), soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, E-flat cornet, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), 3rd trombone (bass clef), 3rd ...

    • Contributor: G. Ricordi & Co. - Tyers, William H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1916

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  • Bert Williams, 1874-1922

    Biography. Biography. Williams was also one of the most prolific black performers on recordings, making around 80 recordings from 1901-22. Indeed, his first recording sessions with George Walker for the Victor Company in 1901 are considered the first recordings by black performers for a major recording company. Williams signed with Columbia in 1906 and the majority of his recordings were with that company, including ...

  • Blues : Has anybody seen my Corinne?

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | "Orchestra Accompaniment" (Content). Mx: 21226 -2 Issued in mid-to-late 1918. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - Graham - Johnson, J. Rosamond (John Rosamond) - Hare, Ernest
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1918
  • My Creole Sue

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 7 in. | Mx: 750-A Issued in early 1902 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - [Davis, Gussie L.] - Climax Quartette
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1902
  • Down in jungle town

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | "Duet" "Orchestra Accompaniment" (Content). Mx: 8627 -1 Recorded c. 1909 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Columbia - Collins, Arthur and Harlan, Byron G.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1909
  • Dat's de way to spell chicken

    Instrumental parts | 32 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, 1st clarinet in B-flat, 2nd clarinet in B-flat, horns in F, 1st cornet in B-flat, 2nd cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright MCMII by M. Witmark & Sons N.Y. (Copyright). 1 blank page. "Somebody's Waiting 'Neath Southern Skies" by John W. Bratton ...

    • Contributor: M. Witmark & Sons - [Perrin, Sidney] - O'Hare, W.C.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1902

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  • I'm going to steal away

    Instrumental parts | 16 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet in B-flat, cornet in B-flat, trombone, drums. (Content). Copyright 1905 by Hamilton S. Gordon. (Copyright). 7 blank pages Publisher address: 139 5th Ave. New York. Instrumental Parts (Form).

    • Contributor: Hamilton S. Gordon - Brymn, J. Tim - Batchelor, W. H.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1905
  • Stock yard blues

    Instrumental parts | 72 p., 5 1/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet - conductor(2), solo & 1st B-flat clarinets (2), E-flat basses (2), drums (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat altos (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), 1st & 2nd B-flat tenors (2), 2nd B-flat clarinet (2), 3rd B-flat clarinet, 1st & 2nd E-flat altos (2), ...

    • Contributor: Leo. Feist, Inc - Pinkard, Maceo - Schulz, William
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918
  • Castle house rag

    Instrumental parts | 34 p., 10 3/4 x 7 in. | Parts: solo B-flat cornet (2), 1st B-flat clarinet (2), tuba (2), drums (2), 1st & 2nd trombones (2), B-flat tenors (2), 1st & 2nd E-flat horns (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat cornets (2), 3rd & 4th E-flat horns (2), 2nd & 3rd B-flat clarinets (2), piccolo in D-flat, E-flat clarinet, bassoon, oboe, 1st ...

    • Contributor: Jos. W. Stern & Co. - Europe, James Reese - Clark, Tom
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1914
  • Maori : Samoan dance

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 10 in. | Mx: 445-B3 Issued in early 1923. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Cameo - Tyers, W[Illiam]. H. - Cameo Dance Orchestra
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1923
  • Yelping hound blues

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 78 rpm, mono. ; 12 in. | "Introducing: Foot Warmer" (Content). Mx: 503 -3 A Recorded in Sep. 1919 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Emerson - Lada, [Anton] - Nunez, [Al] - Louisiana Five - Cawley, [Joe]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1919